The Good Office Mobile for Android has an intuitive interface for making quick edits to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on the go.
The Bad You're not getting the power of Office 365 on your Android device, so you shouldn't have to be a subscriber to use the app. And can we get some tablet support, please?
The Bottom Line Office Mobile is worth downloading if you're a current Office 365 subscriber, but with only basic editing features, this app should be free for all.
Basic Office tools, for subscribers only
Microsoft's new Office Mobile for Android lets you access and create Office documents from SkyDrive and make basic edits on the go. Sounds great, right? The only catch is, you'll need a subscription to Office 365 to use the app. That would be fine if Office Mobile were a robust mobile version of Office 365 on your Android, but limited editing features (while useful to subscribers) make me think it should have been released as a companion to the free Web apps at Office.com rather than tied to the subscription service. Another huge disappointment is that it's not compatible with Android tablets.
Diving into the interface
Focusing on documents made in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Office Mobile for Android opens up to show your documents in a list, with the ones you've worked on most recently at the top. Microsoft Office icons on the left of the list tell you which type of document you're looking at.
At the top of the screen there's a button to connect to your SkyDrive or SharePoint, so you can pull up cloud-stored documents for editing. Next to that, there's a button for creating new documents. Unlike in the, you have to hit your device's Menu button to get to your settings.
Firefox update kicks graphics speed up a notch
Graphics get faster in Firefox 58. Also new: better support for when you're on the mobile web.
Photo format from Google and Mozilla could leave JPEG in the dust
Apple's got one idea for next-gen photo technology, but a rival approach based on the new AV1 video compression tech could go a step further.
The best job in America is, oh, software developer
Commentary: US News and World Report releases its list of 100 best jobs. At the top, a job that apparently offers great work-life balance. Really?
Brave browser offers to boost your online search privacy
A partnership with search engine DuckDuckGo means private-mode searches can become more private.
This ad-blocking browser has some cryptocurrency for you
You'll get 30 digital tokens that the Brave browser sends to website publishers and YouTube stars who can convert them into cash.
Firefox's big-bang update brings you speed and a new look
Mozilla has doubled its web browser speed already and hopes to double it again in 2018. Say hello to Firefox Quantum.
Firefox Quantum challenges Chrome in browser speed
A beta version lets you test whether Mozilla's newly named web browser, replete with changes built over more than a year, is a match for Google.
Prepare to update, because Google Drive PC app dies next March
The new Backup and Sync app for Windows and MacOS expands Google's approach to file storage spanning your PC and phone. Your choices: update now or update later.
Firefox soon will help you lose yourself in the VR web
Mozilla's next version of its browser, due Tuesday, brings WebVR support to personal computer browsing. Eventually, AR could be the bigger deal.
Mozilla three years later: Is Firefox in a better place?
After Mozilla lost its co-founder and CEO in 2014, we posed 10 questions about its fate. CNET senior reporter Stephen Shankland finally got some answers.
Firefox fights back
Inside Mozilla, CEO Chris Beard and his team are preparing to outmaneuver Google’s Chrome browser. The battle begins in November, with their release of Firefox 57.
Microsoft Paint gets a second life -- in the Windows Store
The program that's been around as long as Windows itself will be discontinued from future versions of Windows.